MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,603 this week

A Matter of WHO (1961)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  3 October 1961 (UK)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 48 users  
Reviews: 5 user

A "germ detective" for WHO (the World Health Organization) finds evidence of smallpox after a passenger dies on a plane from the Middle East.

Director:

Writers:

(article), (article), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 94 titles
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 193 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 14 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 228 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Matter of WHO" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Matter of WHO (1961)

A Matter of WHO (1961) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Matter of WHO.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hamer, Hal E. Chester, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins
Zandy's Bride (1974)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Emily, a pretty young Irish girl, gets a job on an English farm owned by the Tallent family. The local men take to her but the women don't, objecting to her flirtatious nature with their ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort
Stars: Anne Crawford, Maxwell Reed, George Thorpe
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly ... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank
Stars: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young
Lucky Jim (1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jim Dixon feels anything but lucky. At the university he has to do the bidding of absent-minded and boring Professor Welch to have any hope of keeping his job. Worse, he has managed to get ... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting
Stars: John Welsh, Ronald Cardew, Hugh Griffith
Bachelor Flat (1961)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

British college professor seeks peace in a California beach house but has nothing but trouble from an uninvited female 'juvenile delinquent', a neighbor with a mischievous dog, and a bevy of amorous American woman.

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer, Terry-Thomas
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A former British Naval Officer now makes his living by smuggling goods around the Mediterranean. After being forced to dump his cargo after nearly being caught by the authorities in Malta, ... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Richard Johnson, Honor Blackman, Jeremy Kemp
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry... See full summary »

Director: Frank Launder
Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers, Lee J. Cobb
His and Hers (1961)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Stars: Terry-Thomas, Janette Scott, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a quiet summer corner of Wiltshire that is forever England, David and Janet decide to tie the knot. Unfortunately this is the cue for everyone else to take over proceedings, to the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Cecil Parker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Archibald Bannister
Sonja Ziemann ...
Michele
Alex Nicol ...
Kennedy
...
Jamieson
...
Sister Bryan
Carol White ...
Beryl
Guy Deghy ...
Ivonovitch
Clive Morton ...
Hatfield
Martin Benson ...
Rahman
Geoffrey Keen ...
Foster
The John Barry Seven ...
Band
Eduard Linkers ...
Linkers
Vincent Ball ...
Michael Ripper ...
Skipper
Cyril Wheeler ...
Cooper
Edit

Storyline

A "germ detective" for WHO (the World Health Organization) finds evidence of smallpox after a passenger dies on a plane from the Middle East.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on article | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 October 1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Brincando com a Morte  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Briers receives an "introducing" credit See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Patch of Blue (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

A Matter of Who
Words and Music by Bob Russell
Sung by Roy Castle over main title
Performed in nightclub scene by The John Barry Seven (uncredited)
and arranged by John Barry (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"A Matter of Who" North American Premiere
9 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was Director of Advertising for the North American theatrical distributor of "A Matter of Who," Herts Lion International Corp. We wanted to have a premiere in Hollywood, on Hollywood Blvd. but couldn't find an available theater. So, against all advise, we held the premiere at the Crest Theater in Westwood near the UCLA campus -- the star: Terry-Thomas, red carpet, searchlights, etc. It was the first time a premiere was held in Westwood, California, then considered a second run venue. After that, dozens of major movies premiered in Westwood, and many big movies still do, but "A Matter of Who" with Terry Thomas was the first one that started this trend.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone know how can I purchase A Matter of WHO? dschulke
Discuss A Matter of WHO (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?